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caugiran is in san francisco where the district is providing school counselors for kids there today. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. obviously this is a difficult time for everyone not just there on the east coast but here in the bay area, as well. parents and teachers are reaching out for what to say to their students and to their children. san francisco's unified school district posted this message on its website. district leaders offered their thoughts and sympathies and said we are all grieving today. the district says grief counselors will be available for students and educators to help them cope with last friday's shooting. the horrifying images and senseless violence from the newtown shootingville packed everyone across the country. district leaders say they want to be cognizant of the emotional needs of students but they also want students to know they are safe. >> this is a random -- an isolated event and it's -- it could happen to anyone anywhere, though it most likely will not. >> reporter: dr. berry says younger children will have a harder time understanding and it's
. but how should we communicate with our children about it? san francisco's unified school district is one of many all across the bay acknowledging the difficulty educators and students have. mayor ed lee and the superintendent released a statement letting our schools know there will be counselors available today to help anyone deal with trauma and stress. >>> the images of last friday's newtown school shooting throughout the country have also hit us here at home. a psychologist tells us younger children will have a hard time understanding. >> so for those children it's really important to try and limit their exposure to these events all the news coverage and to more importantly to reassure to them the safety of their environment. >> older children will have a better understanding and will want to know more specifics. dr. berry says be western open them and stress that this is an isolated incident. >>> president obama told mourners that parents, educators, law enforcement and mental health experts need to join forces to prevent tragedies like this in the future. gun control was a big issue
here in the bay area. today, kron4 talked to the principal at alvarado elementary in san francisco.about what's being done to keep children safe. >> we're already going to reinforce their plans that are in place to reinforce the out word doors. and people posted outside making sure the visitors are registered and that we know everybody. and for the schools, we also have, in the event of occurrences we have locked down procedures. you cannot help but react on an emotional level. this, is what we have devoted our lives to, as the education of children. we think that those children in connecticut to not have that in their future is a horrible, horrible feeling. >>catherine: this is the principal -escorting students into the school this morning. we'll have more local reaction - tonight on kron4 news at six. as funerals and memorials take place for the victims. there's now a re-energized push for tighter gun control. kron 4's justine waldman is here with more. >> many lawmakers are calling for the renewal of the federal assault weapons ban, which expired in 2004 at the end of its 10-yea
here. we are save is from san francisco crossing the bay area. we are see light rain for the bridges. you should drive with extra caution. we are seeing light rain for the east shore freeway. the northern end of it we are same this up to hercules. the bulk of the wet weather has pushed his way south and in fact we are seeing a darker green on the screen that indicates heavy rain or around highway 17. >> we do have a lot cloud cover associated with this. the temperatures are not too bad it is a mild start. 53 in concord, we would not see much change in the numbers as we head into the afternoon. i will break down the numbers coming up in the next report. >> seminal 7:00 a.m.. we will be right back in a moment. sleep train thanks all those who helped make a difference last year for thousands of california foster kids. thank you for helping foster kids. thank you for the school supplies. thank you for the new shoes. thank you, secret santa. and thank you for donating money. your generosity proves that while not everyone can be a foster parent, anyone can help a foster child. - thank you.
whenirm in a high rise building at 101 california street in san francisco. killing eight people and wounding six others. before killing himself. that deadly act prompted the then freshman senator to author an assault weapons ban that many said would never pass. >> it can be done >>reporter: the assault weaons ban passed in 1994.but expired in 2004. political consultant michael yaki told the kron4 morning news that attempts at passing new gun control laws have fizzled in the face of tough opposion from the national rifle association. >> it always comes up and nothing ever happens not since 1994 when the assault weapons ban passed and the nra made a decision then and there, no new gun control legislation will ever pass the congress, they spent a ton of money in that election knocked out a whole bunch of democrats , the republicans took the house and that has been the status quo but as the nation mourns the staggering loss of so many innocent victims.dianne feinstein says she's preparbelieves we are ready for a change. >> is this the way we want america to go in other words the rig
berkeley schools have said the plant and we run through drills frequently. >> san francisco unified school says in the wake of a national tragedy we have redouble our efforts to work together with our student's family in schools to make sure they remain safe. >> the tide is 4:11 on this monday morning there are areas of showers. erica will have a look at our forecast. good morning erica. >> some light showers for parts of the bay area is not widespread. on storm tracker 4 you can see. i was a man ride on high way for where it leads interstate 80. use your windshield wipers. we will not see any areas of flooding are pondering. certainly be aware. allow yourself extra time. currently sing light rain over highway 92 the san mateo bridge spotty in the burlingame area. >> we are seeing showers for highway 13 pescadero. >> interstate 80 the bayshore freeway through palo alto drive with extra caution with your commute crucible with interstate 680. the showers are continuing to push their way south. >> on satellite and radar cloud cover associated with this system. we will continue to see a linger
. yes, in san francisco. but almost 600 weapons were turned in yesterday as part of a buyback plan. i think you would see that kind of thing going on with assault weapons across the country if the congress made that kind of statement. >> bill: congressman john yarmuth here, man of the hour in studio with us. your calls welcome at 1-866-55-press. congressman, final question before we go to a break we've seen, of course, you name it, where do you start and where do you end? virginia tech, aurora, colorado, portland oregon, and now newtown, connecticut. this seems to be the game changer though, doesn't it? because -- >> i don't think there's any question about it. >> bill: 20 6-year-olds. >> there was no protection for them. they were helpless and innocent and this whole -- this is kind of the other end of the extreme argument. when you say to people well, some have done it. the principal ought to have a gun. should have the kids have had guns in their lunchboxes? that's what i wrote in the column. it is absur
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